Affinity Graduation Celebrations

Students are invited to participate in University-wide Affinity Graduation Ceremonies. These ceremonies are initiated and led by student organizations with administrative support from an affinity graduation ceremony committee and key partners across campus.

These efforts recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of graduates from historically marginalized and underrepresented communities. They provide an opportunity for graduates to honor those who have helped them achieve their milestones while centering their cultural traditions and values. The Harvard community will host six affinity graduation ceremonies this year:

AAPI/APIDA Graduation – May 23, 7–9 pm at Tercentenary Theater

University-wide Black Graduation Ceremony – May 24, 3:30 – 5:30 pm at Sanders Theatre

University-wide Latinx Graduation Ceremony – May 24, 7:00 – 9:00 pm at Sanders Theatre

University-wide Lavender Graduation (LGBTQ+) –  May 24, 1:00 – 3:00 pm at Harvard Divinity School

University-wide Next Gen (FGLI+) – May 24, 9:30 – 11:30 am at Harvard Memorial Church

Native American and Indigenous Graduation (Lead by Harvard University Native American Program, or HUNAP) – Thursday, May 26, evening, Sheraton Commander Hotel